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WSL Becomes A Winter League

16 December 2016

Women's Super League to change plus international call ups for U's youngsters

Following the conclusion to Oxford United Women’s WSL 2 campaign in November, the league is to make the transition to a more traditional winter league to play games in parallel to the men’s league.

With the new format not starting until the autumn, there will be a new Spring Series, to bridge the gap between the summer and winter league seasons. The WSL 2 Spring Series will kick off in February. 

WSL 2 will continue to comprise ten teams, with Brighton & Hove Albion joining after winning promotion from the Women’s Premier League, while Doncaster Belles also rejoin the league after relegation from WSL 1. Each team will play each other once, with nine games played in total. Oxford United will have four games at home, with remaining five games away. WSL 1 and 2 will operate closed leagues for the Spring Series, so there is no relegation or promotion.

The Women’s FA cup schedule will operate as usual, with Oxford United Women joining in the third round, to be played in February.

The first round of fixtures is scheduled to take place at the beginning of February, with the league finishing in May. The fixture schedule will be announced in early January and season tickets will go on sale at the same time, with further information published here when it is available.

Oxford United Players Get International Recognition
There has been further international recognition for young Oxford United girls, with Maisy Barker called up to England U15s training camp earlier this month and Libby Gilmore getting selected for the English Schools’ Football Association’s U15 Girls’ squad.

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